Verma lone Indian survivor in Chinese Taipei Open

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Taipei, June 28 (IANS) Shuttler Siril Verma remained the lone survivor for India in the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Chiao Hao Lee of Taiwan in the second round of the men’s singles competition here on Wednesday.

Seeded 16 in the tournament, Verma made a comeback from his loss in the first game to beat Lee 16-21, 21-17, 21-17.

He will next face Lee Zii Jia in the third round on Thursday.

Other seeded Indian shuttlers Abhishek Yelegar (16th) and Harsheel Dani (14th) crashed out of the tournament after suffering defeats to South Koreans Seung Hoon Woo and Ha Young Woong, respectively.

Yelegar made a comeback in the second game but was brutally outclassed in the decisive game to lose the match 17-21, 21-17, 6-21.

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Dani looked nowhere in the game to lose 12-21, 6-21.



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